Can Philosophy for Children Stop Trump?

Can teaching philosophy to children prevent another Trump from being elected, or even created in the future?  Andy West, a specialist philosophy teacher at The Philosophy Foundation delves into the question... thinking about the history of how we got to where we are now, and also his own experience of doing philosophy with children.  His answer may surprise you...

Posted by Joe Tyler on 14th December 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: P4C, Politics, Choice

Zombie Elves and Existentialism: Doing Philosophy with Children

In this second blog about our 'literacy and philosophy project', run by The Philosophy Foundation in conjunction with Forest Hill Library, Tim digs into how thinking through stories and sharing ideas created cognitive shifts for the children.  Closing with some wonderful insights on the question: what is a story?

Posted by Joe Tyler on 4th August 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: literacy, Storytelling, Existence

Storythinking: Immersing Children in Philosophy

Katy and Tim, two newly trained specialists with The Philosophy Foundation were involved with a 'literacy and philosophy project' this term, run by The Philosophy Foundation in conjunction with Forest Hill Library - to get the children thinking through stories and storytelling.  They've both written about their experience, and in this first blog, Katy has some stories to tell about frogs, scorpions and how one mini-philosopher became Sartre for a day.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 4th August 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: literacy, Storytelling

Whose question is it anyway?

Steven Campbell-Harris attended the SOPHIA conference in Portugal this month.  Here's some of his thoughts on what went on.  If you were there and would like to contribute further ideas to our blog, feel free to post a reply in the comments section, or get in touch with joe@philosophy-foundation.org

Posted by Joe Tyler on 12th July 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: Questioning, SOPHIA, good thinking

Young Philosophers edit news on election day

The Philosophy Foundation’s group of under privileged youngsters got to edit the news at The Guardian offices on the 9th of June.  It was a long and rewarding day for all of us... starting off with some thought provoking enquiry: "the sun will rise tomorrow" is that a fact, or an opinion?

Posted by Joe Tyler on 14th June 2017 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: Young Philosophers, Knowledge, Belief